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Claudia Lennear: Bowie, "Brown Sugar," and Black Womanhood in Rock and Roll

Claudia Lennear: Bowie, "Brown Sugar," and Black Womanhood in Rock and Roll

Update: 2022-11-16
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Claudia Lennear’s affair with Mick Jagger led to her dubious distinction as an inspiration for the Rolling Stones’ classic “Brown Sugar,” but her incredible adventures in the music world reveal a much deeper story, including a long-lasting connection to David Bowie.


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Claudia Lennear: Bowie, "Brown Sugar," and Black Womanhood in Rock and Roll

Claudia Lennear: Bowie, "Brown Sugar," and Black Womanhood in Rock and Roll

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